Cross-Sectional Imaging in Crohn’s Disease

  • Jordi Rimola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Astrid-Jane Greenup, Kerri L. Novak
    Pages 11-34
  3. Jonathan R. Dillman, Jonathan M. Rubin, Laura A. Johnson, Peter D. R. Higgins
    Pages 35-47
  4. Flavius F. Guglielmo, Christopher G. Roth, Donald G. Mitchell
    Pages 49-75
  5. Shankar Kumar, Nikhil Rao, Stuart A. Taylor
    Pages 93-123
  6. Cristiana Bonifacio, Nicolò Gennaro, Gionata Fiorino
    Pages 125-139
  7. Kyra L. van Rijn, Jaap Stoker
    Pages 141-161

About this book


This book comprehensively describes the state of the art in cross-sectional imaging of Crohn’s disease from both a clinical and a radiological perspective. The uses and impact of the different imaging techniques in daily practice and research are thoroughly examined, with coverage of ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance. In addition, emerging trends are scrutinized. The background to the book is an increasing perception that intestinal inflammation and complications are underdiagnosed using standard endoscopic or surgical techniques. Patients with Crohn’s disease usually require multiple reassessments during their lifetimes and often favor noninvasive techniques with a low risk of complications. These factors have reinforced the need for effective cross-sectional imaging techniques. Additionally, the expanding use of biologic agents, combined with their increased efficacy, expense, and risk, justifies the use of these techniques (particularly ultrasound and magnetic resonance) to monitor disease treatment and objectively measure inflammation and healing. Cross-Sectional Imaging in Crohn’s Disease will be of high value for both gastroenterologists and diagnostic radiologists.


Crohn's Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Magnetic Resonance Imaging Computed Tomography Ultrasound Perianala Disease Diffusion Weighted Imaging Elastography Bowel Damage Complications

Editors and affiliations

  • Jordi Rimola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital Clínic of Barcelona, CIBEREHD, University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96585-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96586-4
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